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Bollywood's Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey passes away

Indian-British actor Saeed Jaffrey, who starred in many Bollywood films, passed away yesterday. He was 86 years.

While details of his death are awaited, his niece Shaheen Aggarwal posted about this sad news on her Facebook page.

She shared, "Today, a generation of Jaffreys has passed away".

Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing in the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally. The entire Jaffrey Family bids you, "adieu", you beautiful, beautiful man See you in heaven!"

Jaffrey was best known for his roles in films like Dil, Kishan Kanhaiya, Ghar Ho Toh Aisa, Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat, Deewana Mastana, Mohabbat, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Aunty No 1 and Albela among others.

Seldom do you see public figures coming out in the open, discussing their private lives. Usually, it's either the biography or the gossip mills that bring out episodes of a celebrity;s personal life to the forefront. Now, here's how veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey decided to be different. 

In a tell-all piece, one from his personal diary, Jaffrey shared how he had wronged his first wife Mehrumina by not willing to accept her the way she was. He reminisces that he walked, talked and behaved like a certain way which was starkly different from the way his first wife Mehrunima behaved. Despite repeated attempts to change her, when she didn't change, the character actor fell in love with his co-actor who was more like he was in real life. 

But panic struck when he realised that his second wife was more interested about her herself, the way she behaved and looked rather than being caring and affectionate towards him, the qualities that his first wife possessed. 

6-7 years into his second marriage, Jaffrey came across an article of some Madhur Jaffrey who, in fact was his first wife Mehrunima. The actor identified her and went to US to meet her. Recapitulating all that happened, a Facebook page named The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari put up the entire post on their timeline.

A heartbreaking piece of sorts, this page from Saeed Jaffrey's diary also gives out a strong message to everyone out there.